Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I'm feeling a little under the weather today. Hoping against hope that I'm not coming down with anything! I can't afford to lose the money for my weekend gigs, and a recital next week! No sick days for singers, people.

After I a particularly taxing rehearsal last night, I woke up feeling funny. So I am going to keep pounding green tea, and hope that going to yoga tonight will help me sweat it out.

On an evening when I get home from work, and have decided against practicing (because I feel sick, and oh yeah, my throat is basically dead meat from last night), I get all excited about the other things I could devote the time to. Like starting my new book club book, or doing a cooking experiment.

Joe keeps telling me I should figure out a way to pitch a cooking show about an opera singer who cooks things. I keep telling him that that is the last thing I need: another aspiration! Something else to fight for! It's okay, I say, to have things that are just things you do for fun. Then I think to myself, well, maybe I'm the one who is being silly. A lot more people cook than go to the opera.

Also, would YOU watch a cooking show with an opera singer? I think I would be suspicious that they weren't having much of a career or else they would never have time to shoot a cooking show. I don't think I would like it as much as I like Pioneer Woman's or Ina Garten. Oh I am SO excited for Pioneer Woman's new show, which is premiering this Saturday. She is the real deal, and her food is fab.

Okay, I'm off to guzzle some more tea.

1 comment:

Mendel Markel, said...

I would definitely watch a cooking show with an opera singer, but I'm weird that way lol. But I'm one of the few people I know who loves both opera and food network with a passion. I don't know about it as a mainstream show though. Maybe try doing some youtube videos to see if you can develop an interesting combination as well as to see what sort of response you can get. You have to really think of how to format it so that the 2 concepts can not only jive but also add to each other.

btw, I tried a new thing. When you start feeling under the weather start taking a spoon of Manuka Honey. Very strong anti-bacterial properties and strengthens your immune system. It's expensive so don't use it where you would regular honey but used just in spoonfuls to counter getting sick the cost is not too bad.